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Hysterectomy Resources for Fairfax, VA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Fairfax, VA, this page will provide added resources for your quest. Read on for specific local information about hysterectomy, surgery options, doctors, hospitals, patient testimonies and more from HysterSisters.com members.
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb. Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore options for discussions with your personal surgeon.
Read more about hysterectomy.
Most importantly, if you have been told you need a hysterectomy and you have explored the alternative treatments for your diagnosis, there is important information you need to know.
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|Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
3600 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax VA 22033
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Your first decision - What type of hysterectomy is best for you?
Different types of hysterectomy are tailored to a specific set of health needs and surgeon skills. With today's advancing technology and experienced surgeons, most women are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery typically allows for faster recovery and fewer complications. Vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and robotic hysterectomy are examples of minimally invasive hysterectomy options.
Ask your surgeon: Am I a candidate for minimally invasive hysterectomy? If the answer is no, ask "Why not?". Seek a second opinion of a specialized GYN surgeon for additional surgery options.
Read more about the different hysterectomy types:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
| ||Kathleen CAUBLE MD.|
Suggestion by goonies :
"At the age of 26 after trying to get pregnant for 6 months with no success due to abnormal cycles I went to see my ob/gyn Dr. Kathleen Cauble for a check up. Instead of telling me to keep trying t...(Read More)
| ||Laura T PICKFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Misnick :
"I recommend this doctor because she is extremely knowledgeable patient and comforting. I went to see this doctor after researching on the Internet. Given my problems I knew that a major surgery was...(Read More)
| ||Ray Allen WERTHEIM MD.|
Suggestion by Misnick :
"Doctor was actually the second surgeon for my TLH. He performs the surgery with my doctor. Let first state that he contacted me so that we could meet before the surgery. Thumbs up. He could have perfo...(Read More)
| ||Samuel GRIMM MD.|
Suggestion by Odessa :
"Dr. Grimm is a kind caring and very helpful doctor. He explained everthing to me and answered many questions. He is very easy to talk and makes you feel comfortable about asking anything that is o...(Read More)
| ||Joanne HERRMAN MD.|
Suggestion by MurphyB :
"She is a GYN NOT OB. Went with someone who is her patient and was terrified of upcoming surgery. Dr. is very experienced eased patient down caring concerned friendly good sense of humor. HIGH...(Read More)
| ||Nancy Lynn HAFNER MD.|
Suggestion by Connie :
"Dr. Hafner was patient and understanding she didn't put me through years of drug therapy and feeling terrible. After several months of consideration and analysis she suggested surgery. She was thor...(Read More)
| ||Julie BLOMMEL MD.|
Suggestion by Jeannie Tomlin :
"I highly recommend Dr. Julie Blommel. She's a great OB/GYN who performed a complete hysterectomy on me less than a year ago. She was wonderful in every aspect of the doctor/patient relationship. Frien...(Read More)
| ||Randal John WEST MD.|
Suggestion by MARIE PRICE :
"DR WEST IS THE GREATEST! HAD TAH 4/6/06 AND WAS SO AT EASE AFTER MY FIRST OFFICE VISIT THAT I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO FEAR OF THE SURGERY. SINCE MY SURGERY I CALLED 1 TIME FOR WHAT I THOUGHT MIGHT BE A PROB...(Read More)
HysterSisters Recommends Get a Second Opinion
Get a Second Opinion - ALWAYS!
HysterSisters recommends that you get more than one opinion when your doctor suggests a hysterectomy. You may have a trustful long-standing history with your doctor and feel horrified that we suggest such a thing! This isn't a slap in the face for your personal physician but a smart thing for every patient to do.
Set up an appointment with a different surgeon in a different practice and even perhaps in a different town. Take your records with you but also ask for an exam. Ask if the first recommendation is appropriate. Ask for alternative suggestions.
Get a third opinion. You might find the third suggests an even less invasive solution or an alternative treatment to completely avoid surgery.
The key is for you, the patient, to get all the information you can before you agree to surgery. You cannot change your mind once the surgery is done. There are no money back guarantees if the surgery is not the cure for your problem. Be smart. Do your homework.
Read more about getting a second opinion: Give Me A Second.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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